LULAC Blasts Supreme Court Ruling To End Rent Moratorium
Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Warns of Mass Evictions Amid Pandemic
Washington, DC - Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued a statement late Thursday concerning a 6-3 ruling by justices of the U.S. Supreme Court ending a moratorium under the Biden Administration on evictions for unpaid rent. Federal housing officials predict that the decision exposes hundreds of thousands of tenants who are delinquent on their rent to immediate eviction actions. Meanwhile, community housing advocates are critical of delays in disbursing the bulk of the $46.5 billion allocated by the Biden Administration to provide rent relief. So far, only $5.1 billion has been disbursed by state and local government programs.
“This decision is clear proof of how elections can have very real and harmful consequences to our communities. Judges, who sit in their self-righteousness deprive fellow human beings of simple shelter, and what is their justification for this calloused act? What is gained by throwing people to the curb in the middle of one of the worst pandemics in modern history? As right-wing politicians who celebrate this as a victory go home to relax in comfort, our nation’s working poor are left to struggle just to survive, keep food on their table, and have a roof over their heads. LULAC condemns this heartless ruling that betrays the very values upon which our country is founded, and the love of others that some people profess but whose actions say just the opposite. We call upon every reasonable American to contact their elected officials in federal, state, and local office who have a say in dispersing rent-relief funding to do so without delay.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/